Special Report: Plant Design

Sidel and Tetra Pak have 
teamed up to develop the new manufacturing line at Bickford’s $20 million production facility in South Australia, helping expand the beverage producer into dairy. By Doris Prodanovic.

Building a $125 million, 55,000 square metre distribution centre was not something the founder of Drakes Supermarkets Roger Drake ever imagined would be a part of the business. He caught up with Kim Berry to explain how it came to be.

Understanding consumers and a strong focus on building retail partnerships were key drivers for Fine Food Holdings needing its new $10 million facility. Kim Berry spoke to CEO Todd Wilson at its official opening.

When your company is the fastest growing branded supplier in the Australian grocery market, capital expenditure is somewhat unavoidable. Freedom Foods Group is a company on a mission.

Complementary and natural healthcare company GMP Pharmaceuticals is turning a former Sony CD factory into a state-of-the-art headquarters, R&D facility and freeze-dried functional foods factory.

With drought crippling many parts of the nation and the environment top of mind, Aerofloat’s managing director Ray Anderson talks about the need for better wastewater management.

At Oakey Beef Exports, 
a biogas balloon is the green-energy solution it runs on every day. Doris Prodanovic finds out how Australia’s only installation of the system is performing, and how it is benefitting both the environment and the facility.

The connection between our consumption of chicken and how we deal with food waste is not immediately apparent, but consultant Norm Boyle and food process and facility design firm RMR Process CEO Peter Taitoko are set to change that with the Food Recycle project.

Installing a 3500 kilogram piece of machinery into a fully operational factory has brought big dividends for Cut To Size Plastics. Food & Drink Business reports.

A close partnership with unfailing attention to detail and a “do it right” attitude has delivered a world-class facility for beverage manufacturer Made Group.

Woolworths' new distribution centre boasts 14km of high-speed conveyors and 50 robots and is Victoria's largest industrial highbay.

Bannister Downs’ new $30m robotic dairy is already winning awards and is also leading the way with packaging technology.

A brand new $35m facility is enabling Tribe Breweries to take its craft beer export ambitions 
to the next level, as co-founder Stefan Szpitalak explains.

Recognising that the drain, gully and floor may need an upgrade is the first step to reducing the risks of a non-hygienic environment, writes ACO Australia’s Kate Jennings.

Wiley’s Brett Wiskar explores the benefits of using 
AR and VR in the early stages of food facility design.